We are pleased to share CBMP's (Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program) third "State of the Arctic Biodiversity Report” – this time focused on the terrestrial environment – along with the 2020 updates to the State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report, released in 2017. The similarity of findings across CBMP's assessments in the terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems is striking.Read more ...
Polar and Alpine Community News
© Alexey Pavlov, Caroline Coch, Alice Bradley, Adrian Dahood, Elizabeth Erickson (left to right)
In our Polar and Alpine Community News we feature news from the many partners that APECS is working with, as well as other news from a variety of sources related to research in the Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine regions as well as the wider Cryosphere. Many thanks to APECS members and the wider Polar research community for contributing to this shared resources!
We keep only the news of the last 3 months on this page. Older news can be accessed in our Polar and Alpine News Archive.
IASC is happy to announce its brand new website. The new website was developed by the IASC Secretariat with IASC's partner ArcData/Arctic Portal. Enjoy exploring it!
The 2021 SCAR Visiting Scholar scheme is open for applications from mid- to late-career stage scientists and academics (at least 5 years after completing their PhD). The scheme provides individual awards of up to USD $5000. There will be significant flexibility with regard to the timing and visits can also be entirely virtual.
The deadline for Visiting Scholar applications has been extended to Thursday 30 September 2021.
The Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) invites you to join us at the SIOS Online Conference-2021, where applications of remote sensing in Svalbard will be presented. The conference will consist of ~50 talks with 7 keynote speakers, alongside a dedicated session for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to present their work. We will also host an open session of the Remote Sensing Working Group (RSWG) meeting, where you can get involved in discussions on the working group activities.Read more ...
The Arctic Centre invites registration applications for their winter school. The upcoming winter school will have the theme of Our Connection with a Fast-changing Arctic, and will take place 24-29 January 2022 in Groningen, the Netherlands.
The winter school is aimed at (inter-) national civil servants and policy makers, politicians, managers, financial experts, (young) academics, and PhD students who are looking for a nuanced and wide-ranging understanding of the Arctic.Read more ...
IASSA Announces Candidates for President and Council (2021-2024)
IASSA will elect a new President and Council at the online General Assembly on June 16, 2021. Electronic voting by active IASSA members (whose fees are paid through June 16, 2021) will take place between June 16 and June 19, 2021. Results will be announced at the online ICASS X Closing ceremony on June 20, 2021. A President and seven Council members will be elected.
You can find candidates' bids and biographies here.
A gentle nudge to remind you all, the deadline for nominations for the IGS awards is coming up. The deadline is on Friday 11 June 2021.
We are looking for nominations for all our honorary awards
- The Seligman Crystal
- The Richardson Medal
- Honorary Membership
- IGS Early Career Scientist Medal
All details can be found on https://www.igsoc.org/awards/ including guides on how to nominate.